Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Rand Paul: US Government as ‘obstructionist’ as China Over COVID Lab Leak; Fauci Maintains COVID Outbreak Caused by ‘natural occurrence’; Congress Unanimously Approves the Covid Origins Bill; Next Stop: President Biden’s Desk (WILL HE SIGN IT?), and other C-Virus related stories

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Rand Paul: US government as ‘obstructionist’ as China over COVID lab leak:
“We complain that the Chinese government is opaque and obstructionist — and that’s true,” Sen. Ran Paul told The Post. “But we’re getting the same sort of difficulties from our government.”
Since COVID-19 emerged in early 2020, Paul has spearheaded a battle to hold America’s public health apparatus to account.
The Kentucky senator has taken center stage, fighting lockdown policies, demanding schools be reopened and grilling officials on the senate floor.
He’s also clashed repeatedly and passionately with recently-retired National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
A few questions have been central to their standoff: Did COVID-19 leak from a lab in Wuhan? And did Fauci and the American medical establishment help fund dangerous gain-of-function research that caused the pandemic?
Despite years-long insistence that the lab-leak theory was a dangerous and even racist conspiracy theory, more and more institutions are now coming out in favor of it. --->READ MORE HERE
Julia Nikhinson - CNP
Dr. Fauci maintains COVID outbreak caused by ‘natural occurrence’:
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he still believes the COVID-19 virus could have been caused by a “natural occurrence” — and that critics who have called for him to be prosecuted over his handling of the pandemic are “off the deep end.”
The former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who retired at the end of last year, made the remarks on CNN Saturday, two weeks after an Energy Department assessment found that the coronavirus likely originated in a Chinese lab.
In the months after the pandemic began, Fauci had discounted the theory that the virus had emanated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The 82-year-old now said he was still keeping a “completely open mind” to the origin of the virus, while explaining how a lab leak still could be considered a “natural occurrence.”
“A lab leak could be that someone was out in the wild, maybe looking for different types of viruses in bats, got infected, went into a lab and was being studied in the lab and then came out of the lab,” Fauci told anchor Jim Acosta.
“But if that’s the definition of a lab leak Jim, then that’s still a natural occurrence.”
Fauci said it could also be possible that a lab leak occurred after someone took a virus from the environment and manipulated it before accidentally infecting another person, kickstarting the outbreak, which has killed nearly seven million people worldwide. --->READ MORE HERE
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